Diversity & Feminism

Why should I wait until 2057 for a ‘man-sized’ paycheck? Would you?

April 12, 2011

Tweet [I wrote this post for the 2009 Equal Pay Day… and I’m reposting it in 2011 because not much has changed. A few links have been updated. Be sure to check the links to some great research, too.] It’s possible that I won’t be around in 2057. If I am around, I probably won’t […]

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Recognizing Women On The Far Side of Complexity

April 6, 2011

Tweet I’m getting a bit weary of talking about “women” and having some people assume that I’m only talking about “women”.  These aren’t the same. Recognize that when I use the term “women”, I am consciously talking about “women” on the far side of complexity. The Far Side of Complexity The “far side of complexity” […]

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Why Women DON’T Rule the Internet

March 24, 2011

Tweet TechCruch’s recent post Why Women Rule The Internet by Aileen Lee, and the interwebz response to it, is an exercise in wish fulfillment and diversion. With all due respect to Ms. Lee and her advocacy for women, social networking and shopping are not displays of power. I hate to break it to you, girlfriends, but we […]

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CEO Daddies Won’t Close the Gender Wage Gap

March 8, 2011

Tweet The idea that CEO Daddies of Daughters will help us close the gender wage gap is completely misleading. This idea encourages us to buy into CEO Daddy “Feminism”, which is just another way to allow business men (and women) to avoid taking responsibility for gender equity in the workplace. When solid but small bits of […]

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She Should Talk At TED Twitter Campaign: F.A.Q.

March 6, 2011

Tweet The @SheTalksTED Twitter account has been busy this week, nominating over 350 influential women (and counting!) as possible speakers for future TED conferences. In addition to lots of suggestions, and support, we’ve also gotten some questions about the @SheTalksTED campaign. We hope that our answers, below, fill in the blanks. Please tweet us or […]

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What You Can Do about the Gender Gap on Wikipedia: The WWHACKathon

January 31, 2011

Tweet It’s only 9:15 on a Monday morning and already I’ve received six emails suggesting that I blog about today’s New York Times article about the Gender Gap at Wikipedia. What really is there to say, that hasn’t been said before? We know about how men’s self-confidence, geek machismo, and other dynamics of male-ism influence […]

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Advocating for Inclusion: A roundup of ideas from post-TEDx636 roundtable

December 13, 2010

Tweet “Building on TED and the TEDWomen Conference: How Can We Make Conferences More Inclusive?” We made a big start towards answering this question at our roundtable conversation after the TEDx636 NYC/ TEDWomen simulcast event. Our panel, organized by Natalia Oberti Noguera and sponsored by NYWSE, included  Brittany McCandless (moderator), Adaora Udoji, Liza Sabater, Ritu […]

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The Goal is Gender Parity — at TED and Beyond

December 6, 2010

Tweet Is it possible that I haven’t been clear about what we’d like to see at TED conferences? In the conversations around TEDWomen, the relative absence of women and men of color TED programs, and concerns about whether TED as an organization is interested in inclusiveness, we may have focused mostly on constructive criticism and […]

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I’m Speaking about TEDWomen — sort of

November 30, 2010

Tweet The much-discussed TEDWomen conference is just around the corner. With the official speaker lineup now published, and the website updated, we can now consider whether the TED organization has “heard” the criticisms and concerns about TEDWomen and incorporated them into their approach for the actual conference. Call me crazy, but I was hoping to […]

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A Quiet Thank You to our Transgender Colleagues

November 19, 2010

Tweet November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor people we have lost due to anti-transgender bias, prejudice, or hatred. While I can be thankful that I have no friends or family members who have died due to anti-transgender bias, I do have friends and family members who have been hurt by […]

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